[yah-see; Romanian yahsh]
- a city in NE Romania.
- a region in NE Romania: formerly a principality that united with Wallachia to form Romania. Capital: Jassy.
- Official name Moldova. Formerly Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in SE Europe: formed in 1940 from the former republic of Moldavia and the ceded Romanian territory of Bessarabia. 13,100 sq. mi. (33,929 sq. km). Capital: Kishinev.
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Examples from the Web for jassy
"There ain't no market for a highclass line of music," Jassy said hopelessly.Elkan Lubliner, American
It reached a point about half-way between Khoczim and Jassy.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
They paraded in the main streets of Jassy daily between 11 and 12.
When I met her again at Jassy I was in an abnormal and hysterical condition.Sylvia & Michael
There is an inn in Jassy—there in the corner, just the place for a shop!Roumanian Stories
- the German name for Iaşi
- another name for Moldova
- a former principality of E Europe, consisting of the basins of the Rivers Prut and Dniester: the E part (Bessarabia) became Moldova; the W part remains a province of Romania
Word Origin and History for jassy
Latinized form of Moldova.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper